Yokohama Tire has added a new commercial tire to its continually expanding lineup: the 720R.
The 720R is a 19.5-in., N-speed-rated drive tire which is engineered specifically for pickup trucks and last-mile delivery operations, according to Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s senior manager of commercial product planning. The tire is offered in a 225/70R/19.5 size and is now available in the U.S.
“The 720R is designed for fast-paced businesses,” says Clauer. “Its deep-tread design is built to last and provides year-round traction for outstanding maneuverability in urban environments.”
The company says benefits of the 720R include:
- High-speed capabilities: The 720R has an all-new casing design and is N-speed-rated, allowing for speeds up to 87 MPH.
- Exceptional traction: Wide lateral grooves run diagonally across the center rib for improved wet and snow traction. Plus, deep open shoulder lug grooves provide high traction and fight irregular wear, while the serpentine grooves efficiently evacuate water to provide confident wet traction throughout the life of the original tire. Also, the 18/32-in.-deep original tread depth provides aggressive traction and longer wear without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
- Built to last: the 720R’s sidewall protection reduces damage caused by curbing and scrubbing in typical urban operations, and the funnel-shaped grooves prevent stones and debris from reaching the bottom of the groove where casing damage can occur.